More snow possible over Cape

2013-08-30 10:15
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Snow on Table Mountain

Table Mountain is covered in snow. See all the latest pictures. Were you there? Send your pictures to photos@news24.com or upload them here.

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now

Cape Town - More snow is possible over the weekend as Cape Town shivers in the grip of winter, the South African Weather Service has said.

Social networks are abuzz with reports of snow on Table Mountain as well as from the area near Stellenbosch and Somerset West in the Western Cape.

"The freezing level is about 3 900 feet [1 188m]; Table Mountain's height is about 3 500 feet [1 066m] so it is not impossible," Jan Crous chief meteorological technician at the SA Weather Service told News24 about the possibility for more snow.

On Twitter users celebrated the snow.

"Cape Town is icy cold. Snow capped mountains all around the City this morning. Keep warm," tweeted radio host Aden Thomas (@adenthomas) who also included a picture.

Protection

Twitter user NuNaS (@NunasQueenie) reflected the excitement of locals, tweeting: "Snow!!!! Somerset West, Cape Town!!!"

Crous said that continued snowfalls in the area were unlikely as the system was weakening.

"There can be some further snow falls today and tonight over the high-lying areas and abating from tomorrow [Satuday]. Tomorrow there's only a 30% chance for rain showers for the greater Cape Town region," said Crous.

The snow though, while it is exciting for many locals, is fairly typical for this time of year.

"It's fairly typical; it's still winter. As you can recall, last year in August I think it was around the ninth, a big system also moved through and the roads were closed over the Sutherland regions because of snowfalls," Crous said.

He warned that there was a risk to those who were exposed to the cold temperatures for extended periods without protection.

The temperatures is expected to have minimums below 10°C for the forecast period and it is essential to ensure that one is adequately clothed for the conditions.

"It is very cold so if you're outside for extended periods you can... I suppose you can die if you're outside without protection," warned Crous.


- Follow Duncan on Twitter

Have you seen the snow? Send us your eyewitness accounts

Read more on:    sa weather service  |  cape town  |  weather
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
 

DA wants to empower fishing communities - Zille

DA leader Helen Zille says the party has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Friday Grabouw - 10:15 AM
    Road name: N2 Eastbound
    DELAYS approaching Grabouw
  • Friday Cape Town - 10:14 AM
    Road name: M3 Inbound
    EVENT - left lane closed between Rhodes Avenue and UCT
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia Lumia 800

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, ...

From R2395.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may find yourself putting in that extra effort on looking good and making an impression. ...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.